Yesterday, I went to the Columbia Road Flower Market in East London.
At this time of year, it’s full of spring blooms, from beautifully scented narcissi and hyacinths to tulips, anemones and ranunculus. As well as cut flowers, you can also buy indoor plants, garden plants and bulbs.
There was such a huge selection of flowers there, that it was very difficult to choose what to get. But eventually I decided upon some stunning orange ranunculus and purple anemones, which look great together.
Visiting the Columbia Road Flower Market is a really lovely way to brighten up your Sunday morning, browsing all the stalls, taking in the great atmosphere, listening to the buskers and buying some flowers or plants.
Whilst you’re there, you may like to also take a look at the lovely independent shops including Ryantown, with paper-cut designs from Rob Ryan and The Garden Shop, which stocks a great selection of gardening giftware.
There are also some cute cafes. So to finish off my visit, I popped into one of them called Cakehole, which is at the back of Vintage Heaven, a shop full of vintage crockery and glassware.
So, if you’re free one Sunday, I’d definitely recommend a visit. The market’s open from 8am to 3pm and gets very busy, so try and get there as early as you can. For more details, including its location, simply click here.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)